The Cape Horticultural Society encourages experienced and amateur gardeners to meet like-minded people who want to share knowledge, and to promote biodiversity, where plants flourish and the balance of nature exists.

What’s new in February?

Pick of the Month

Peltophorum africanum – “Huilboom”, “African Wattle”: farm water; summer rainfall; good tree for a small garden; deciduous.

CHS Chatter

Get ready to plant the toughest!

One of the questions most often asked in a nursery is, “what can I plant in my pot?” Well, if you want something really pretty, dramatic, long-lasting and hassle-free, go for the following suggestions:

‘Lipstick’ is a succulent hybrid Euphorbia with large, bright pink flowers, distinctive lime green foliage and soft thorns. It can be used as a pot plant or in the garden in warmer areas. Lipstick will flower freely in late winter, spring and summer. It thrives in hot, dry areas of the garden.

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Plants in Season

Pop back next month to see what members have been growing in their suburban gardens.